NEW YORK (AP) — The driver of a New York City tandem bus that plunged off a bridge this week is blaming the dramatic crash on mechanical failure.
Everton Beccan told reporters Saturday that he took a drug and alcohol test.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pushing back. It says Beccan refused to provide a urine sample to the agency three times at the hospital.
Beccan has been suspended without pay.
He offered a harrowing account of Thursday's crash. He says passengers were screaming as the front half of the articulated bus plunged onto a ramp. The other half remained on the bridge. Seven passengers were injured.